Specialists in Town Planning Architecture Heritage and Listed Buildings

We  offer a comprehensive range of services, specialising in planning, architecture, heritage, urban design, and  rural development

We provide our clients with expert advice on a range of architectural and planning issues encompassing small scale developments through to large schemes.

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Our knowledge & experience of the planning system can identify opportunities and unlock development potential.

Our team of Chartered Town Planners has a wealth of experience preparing development appraisals, planning applications, appeals and Local & Neighbourhood Plans. We offer honest, impartial advice for any project.

» Planning Services

We are passionate about good architecture, believing it can add value and enhance people’s lives.

Our approachable and experienced team comprises RIBA Chartered Architects, architectural assistants, designers and technicians. Our architects have true international expertise having worked on large scale projects in Russia, Germany, Spain and the United States as well as across the UK.

With a wealth of experience working with homeowners, developers and the public sector we can take your project from conception through to completion, maximising its full potential.

» Architectural  Services

We recognise that historic buildings and landscapes are intrinsic to our sense of place and identity. Restoring and better revealing their significance can add considerable value to a project.

We have considerable experience of developments involving Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and World Heritage sites.

» Heritage & Conservation Services

We have vast experience of working on rural projects for homeowners, landowners and farmers in rural areas including rural housing development, barn conversions (both via a planning application and Class Q) and farm diversification schemes.

We can provide you with expert advice on issues to be taken into account prior to submission of your application through to receiving the decision.

» Rural Development

Urban Design is the designing of towns, villages, streets and spaces. We are committed to creating places where people want to live, work and play.

Our approach is to combine an understanding of place with commercial awareness and practical know-how; creating proposals which are aspirational yet deliverable.

» Urban Design Services

Have you had planning permission refused? We can help.

We have extensive experience of the many types of planning appeals, from written representations to informal hearings and public inquiries.

» Appeals

If there is a breach of planning control the council does not have to take any action but they can do and if it is a serious breach they almost certainly will.

If there is a breach of planning control and the council intervenes we can help. The council’s Enforcement Officer will normally visit the site to confirm that there has been a breach of planning control.

» Enforcement

Finished project

We worked with the local planning authority, Derbyshire Dales District Council to prepare a truly individual design that took precedent from the street’s alternating profiles of gables fronting the highway and running parallel.

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Class Q success in Staffordshire

Planning & Design Practice Ltd are delighted to secure another Class Q barn conversion in Staffordshire. The modern, steel portal framed building will provide two family homes set in an idyllic rural setting with views over a small brook.
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Planning success for new dormer bungalow

Planning & Design Practice have recently been granted outline planning permission for a new dormer bungalow located just off Old Road in Heage, Derbyshire
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Sweeping success with retrospective approval

Planning & Design Practice are pleased that retrospective planning approval has been granted for the installation of flues and chimneys on an industrial unit in Derby’s Pride Park.
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The new Planning Act – Will it see the light of day?

The Planning White Paper, published in August 2020, promised the biggest shake-up of the planning system since the Second World War. Jonathan Jenkin, Consultant at Planning & Design Practice takes a look at what might be in store for the Act in 2022.
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Heritage is not all about the past

Heritage is not all about the past, we live with examples of buildings that can teach us lessons about new ways of living today. We look at a number of PDP projects that showcase what we can learn from our heritage buildings.

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